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Security guard convicted of murder in 2018 shooting outside Kansas City bar

By Katie Bernard December 13, 2019 01:57 PM Christopher L. Jones, 37, was charged in July 2018 with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence after he allegedly shot a man who was sitting in a car across the street from Yum Yum Bar & Grill where Jones worked security. Pinkins’ case […]



Man pleads guilty to Kansas City shooting that left three dead in November 2017

By Katie Moore January 23, 2020 03:18 PM A man pleaded guilty Thursday to a triple murder at an east Kansas City house. Deaundre J. Brown, 29, pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of armed criminal action. A prison sentence of 20 years was recommended for each count, to be […]



Security guard convicted of murder in 2018 shooting outside Kansas City bar, Sentenced to 13 years.

By Katie Bernard December 13, 2019 01:57 PM A security guard employed by an Overland Park firm was convicted in Jackson County court of second-degree murder Thursday night for shooting a man outside a Kansas City bar last year, according to the Jackson County prosecutor’s office and the man’s defense attorney. Christopher L. Jones, 37, […]



Man sentenced in slaying of young mother bound in duct tape, shot in front of son

By Robert A. Cronkleton Updated May 12, 2019 12:55 PM A Kansas City man who bound a young mother with duct tape and shot her in the head with their 2-year-old son nearby has been sentenced to prison, according to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s office. A Jackson County judge sentenced Joseph Gonsalez, 24, of Kansas […]



Jury finds suspect guilty of several crimes in domestic violence case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — (March 11, 2019) For the past week, the family of Elizabeth Richards has listened and watched gruesome evidence in the death of the 19-year-old young woman. The suspected gunman, her ex-boyfriend and father of her son, Joseph Gonsalez, was charged with several crimes. During closing arguments Monday afternoon, defense attorney, John […]



Donahue receives 10-year sentence on manslaughter charge

By Sue Sterling sue.sterling@dsjnow.com  WARRENSBURG — Jema Donahue received a 10-year prison sentence Monday, Jan. 28, on charges related to the shooting death of her husband, Javon Donahue, on April 4, 2017. In November, a jury in 17th Circuit Court found Jema Donahue guilty of voluntary manslaughter, unlawful use of a weapon, felony murder, […]



Was it a coverup? Records, picture changed in Jackson County jail inmate’s death

By Mike Hendricks December 16, 2018 05:30 AM, Reports of shocking brutality, filth and incompetence within the walls of the Jackson County Detention Center have sparked multiple investigations and no shortage of controversy. Reports of shocking brutality, filth and incompetence within the walls of the Jackson County Detention Center have sparked multiple investigations and no […]



‘Not guilty’ – Sauerbry jury not swayed by circumstantial evidence

By By Mike Genet / mike.genet@examiner.net Posted Apr 21, 2016 at 10:17 PM Brandy Shipp Rogge said she and her family wanted to see justice for her mother after 12 years, but she also knew the state had a difficult case to prove Jeffrey Sauerbry’s guilt in the death and dismemberment of her mother, Summer […]



Mother of slain Lee’s Summit police officer forgives killer in 2017 Westport shooting

Mother of slain Lee’s Summit police officer forgives killer in 2017 Westport shooting By Glenn E. Rice And Tony Rizzo grice@kcstar.com trizzo@kcstar.com October 03, 2018 10:25 AM A Kansas City man pleaded guilty Wednesday in the 2017 fatal shooting of an off-duty Lee’s Summit police officer. Sean D. Steward, 23, pleaded guilty to a charge […]



Jackson County will pay $150,000 to family of man who died after chair restraint

By Mike Hendricks, mhendricks@kcstar.com Updated April 30, 2018 06:16 PM Jackson County will pay $150,000 to settle the wrongful death claim filed by the family of a man who died of a drug overdose after being placed in a restraint chair last summer at the Jackson County Detention Center. Richard DeGraffenreid, 35, was arrested on […]